Gifts from the Kingdom of Naples

In the fourth episode of the "The Treasure of Kings" series, curator André Afonso talks about the sumptuous offerings made from the Kingdom of Naples to the Holy Land.
14 Mar 2024 3 min
Treasures from Kings

It was thanks to the development of the arts promoted by King Charles of Bourbon that Naples became the center of European enlightenment.

The strengthening of its diplomatic relations helped the monarch reinforce his honorary title of “King of Jerusalem.” Among his offerings, a monstrance, a eucharistic baldachin, and a crucifix stand out, which constitute the most important set of liturgical works of art ever sent to the Holy Land.


Treasures from Kings

The kingdoms of Portugal, Spain, and Naples made some of the most significant gifts to the Holy Land. In this video series, discover some of the objects and figures that played a leading role in these moments.

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